…but I GUARANTEE you the person leading this protest would have been immediately tackled by 6 air marshals and the airport would have been closed down for days. I’m proud of these people for standing up to these sort of shenanigans.
“the delayed departure of one flight on Monday caused several enraged passengers to mount a virtual mutiny and eject one politician and block another from the plane before it could even take off.
The incident occurred at the Karachi airport when Rehman Malik, a former interior minister best known for his colorful ties and erratic pronouncements, turned up two hours late for a flight to Islamabad.
Jeering passengers stood at the entrance to the airplane, blocking Malik’s way, witnesses said. The parliamentarian turned back and did not board the flight, and videos of the protesting passengers went viral on social media Monday evening.
Malik later denied that he was responsible for the drama, and blamed his political opponents. “I felt the drama was created by some passengers who were PTI folks,” he said in an interview on Tuesday, referring to members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party led by the opposition politician Imran Khan.